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evanmars 11-04-2010 02:58 PM

What is the Upper Peninsula?
 
I lived in SW Michigan for most of my life until I moved out here to Vermont. Many people around here don't realize that Michigan has an Upper Peninsula!

They also call pop soda, suckers pops, tennis shoes sneakers, shopping carts carriages....:rolleyes:

Exqqqqme 11-04-2010 07:29 PM

Yep, a strange lot, them easterners

RoyBean 11-04-2010 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by evanmars (Post 34545)
I lived in SW Michigan for most of my life until I moved out here to Vermont. Many people around here don't realize that Michigan has an Upper Peninsula!

They also call pop soda, suckers pops, tennis shoes sneakers, shopping carts carriages....:rolleyes:

Uh... Don't they also call Jeans Dungaree's or is that PA?

My Aunt in Florida calls her piano a pe-anna. :)

evanmars 11-06-2010 03:18 PM

Oh, yeah. I can't believe I forgot to list that one. Dungarees - heh.

BrowningHP 11-10-2010 06:45 PM

906, God's area code!

MIpatriot 11-11-2010 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by BrowningHP (Post 36236)
906, God's area code!

You got that right!

Yooper 11-15-2010 06:08 PM

I'm glad that the UP is a secret. It keeps down the riff-raff. :D

BraveSirRobin 11-17-2010 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by evanmars (Post 34545)
I lived in SW Michigan for most of my life until I moved out here to Vermont. Many people around here don't realize that Michigan has an Upper Peninsula!

They also call pop soda, suckers pops, tennis shoes sneakers, shopping carts carriages....:rolleyes:

We do call pop soda, but I can't say I've heard any of those others and I've lived here all of my life. Sure an occasional person will call tennis shoes sneakers, but you get that every where. The only widespread one is pop.

toga 11-17-2010 05:22 PM

Funny most people I speak to in other states think all of Michigan is a barren snow bound pile of woods like the UP.

BraveSirRobin 11-17-2010 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by toga (Post 39184)
Funny most people I speak to in other states think all of Michigan is a barren snow bound pile of woods like the UP.


Michigan is such an expansive state. To get from the Western part of the UP to the Southern part of the LP it can take 11 hours. And in that trip, it's faster (depending on where you're traveling to) to drive through four states rather than drive through Michigan to get there. There is so much diversity here in both demographics and in the landscape.


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